A/C Maintenance Tasks to Complete Before You Close it Down for the Year
The summer heat has kept your A/C system working hard to cool your home all season. All that work can put a significant amount of stress on the system, but you can take action to help it recover with a few simple A/C maintenance tips.
Clean the unit – Dust, dirt and debris can accumulate on your outdoor A/C unit and impede the crucial transfer of heat that lets the system do its job. To remedy this problem, simply give the unit a good rinse with the water hose. Make sure you turn the power off at the main breaker to prevent electrocution and damage to the system. Leave the power off for a couple of days so the unit can dry completely.
Change the filter – Hopefully, you’re in the habit of changing your A/C filter at least once a month during peak season. A dirty filter can impede the flow of air through the system and make your A/C work harder than it needs to and waste energy. Keeping a clean filter also improves the quality of air in your home, reducing your exposure to allergens, bacteria and viruses.
Schedule a tuneup – The most important thing you can do to ensure that your A/C system runs trouble-free season after season is to have it tuned up regularly by a professional. A trusted HVAC technician can perform a few simple but essential maintenance chores and warn you if he sees trouble developing. This will keep your system running efficiently for years and prevent costly breakdowns.
Get ready for winter – Winter weather can be hard on your A/C unit. Cover the top of it with a piece of plywood to protect if from the elements. Covering just the top will suffice; covering it completely can invite moisture and rust.
For more professional A/C maintenance tips, and to schedule a tuneup, please contact us at Powers Heating & Air. We’ve been serving the Peachtree City area for more than 10 years. Our professional team has solutions to all of your heating and air conditioning needs.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).